MSC Cruises has not only extended its partnership with Swarovski but gone a step further with the world’s first crystal cabin, writes Michael Ferrante
Be bedazzled by MSC Cruises latest innovation in its exclusive MSC Yacht Club area — its newest ship MSC Bellissima features what the cruise line says is the world’s first crystal cabin adorned with Swarovski crystals.
It builds on MSC’s 11-year collaboration with Swarovski, when in 2008 it first revealed Swarovski-adorned staircases on board the MSC Fantasia. Since then, the staircases have become a stand-out feature throughout its fleet and “arguably the most photographed spot on the ship”, according to the company.
Or as its executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago says of the collaboration: “a symbol of sophistication on board MSC Cruises ships”.
The crystal cabin number 16018 on the door hints at what’s inside. Embellishing the cabin’s design are 700,000 crystals adorning furniture and wall art, enhanced with stunning lighting.
The crystal cabin is available to book from mid November and comes at no extra cost to other Yacht Club cabins.
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